The Structure of Wages and Benefits in the U.S. Pork Industry

dc.contributor.author Hurley, Terrance
dc.contributor.author Kliebenstein, James
dc.contributor.author Orazem, Peter
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-18T01:04:55.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:06:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:06:16Z
dc.date.issued 1999-02-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Pork production has evolved from relatively small, family-run operations toward large-scale operations with several employees. Important questions about the structure of compensation in this rapidly changing labor market are answered using probit and ordered probit models and data from a national survey of pork producers and their employees. The results suggest (i) the structure of wages in pork production is consistent with more developed labor markets; (ii) employees earn a wage premium for using advanced technology and working in larger operations; and (iii) employees are willing to accept lower wages in exchange for better benefits and working con- ditions.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a staff paper of an article from <em>American Journal of Agricultural Economics </em>81 (1999): 144,<a target="_blank"> http://www.jstor.org/stable/1244457</a>.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/econ_las_pubs/324/
dc.identifier.articleid 1326
dc.identifier.contextkey 9366734
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dc.identifier.submissionpath econ_las_pubs/324
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/21527
dc.source.uri http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1282&context=econ_las_staffpapers
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Income Distribution
dc.subject.disciplines Meat Science
dc.subject.keywords benefits
dc.subject.keywords compensation
dc.subject.keywords earnings functions
dc.subject.keywords hog production
dc.subject.keywords technology
dc.subject.keywords wages
dc.title The Structure of Wages and Benefits in the U.S. Pork Industry
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